Traditional shadow theatre was historically a staple of Damascus cafe life, as story tellers in Syria used dyed animal-skin puppets to entertain their audience with tall tales, satire, songs and verse.
Two-day walking tour of Iraq's capital, Baghdad is an effort by young artists to address social dilemmas and reclaim the city's identity. The artists practise at the Abu Nuwas Theatre that was destroyed in 2003.
“Breaking the ice” is a collaborative effort by Tunisians and Libyans who seek to change the image of their countries presented in the media. The cultural project exhibited the country's musicians and artists.